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A collection of successful PIEVC assessments from across various regions, infrastructure types and scopes. Click on the titles for further details on these projects.

Ontario's Electrical Transmission Sector - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Ontario's Electrical Transmission Sector - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment report cover tags: Electrical Distribution, Electrical Transmission

Conducted over the 2013-2015 time period, the study was overseen by the Power System Planning staff of the Ontario Power Authority, since amalgamated with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and made use of the PIEVC Protocol, an Engineers Canada-developed engineering vulnerability assessment tool.

Ontario July 2015

Évaluation de la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques du réseau de drainage unitaire de Montréal

Montreal Stormwater report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures, Stormwater, Wastewater, Water Resources

Le Service de l’eau de la Ville de Montréal a signé une entente avec Ingénieurs Canada afin d’utiliser le Protocole du comité sur la vulnérabilité de l’ingénierie des infrastructures publiques (Protocole) pour l’évaluation de la vulnérabilité des infrastructures de drainage unitaire du Service aux changements climatiques. Le Protocole consiste en une méthodologie d’évaluation centrée sur l’utilisation d’une matrice de risques et sur le jugement professionnel. (Available in French only)

Quebec July 2015

The Metrolinx Five Year Strategy

tags: Eaux usées, Roads and Associated Structures, Routes et structures connexes, Stormwater

The Metrolinx Five Year Strategy (2015-2020) included the provision for a Corporate Climate Adaptation Plan to be established by 2018. In view of this goal, Metrolinx created a Senior Advisor position in resiliency and adaptation, and engaged a project team, consisting of specialists from AECOM, Risk Sciences International and Toronto Region Conservation Authority, to conduct a pilot study on climate change vulnerabilities.

Six representative assets were analyzed using Engineers Canada’s Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol, so that specific,... click to learn more

Ontario March 2016

Cambridge Bay Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

tags: Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was commissioned by Transport Canada (TC) in partnership with the Government of Nunavut Territories and with Engineers Canada to apply the vulnerability assessment protocol to the Cambridge Bay Airport.

The airport is located on Victoria Island, Nunavut, approximately 2.6 km west of the hamlet of Cambridge Bay, and is owned by the Government of Nunavut. It was constructed in the 1950s and is the only airport in Canada where jet aircraft land on a gravel runway.

The initial assessment looked at a 30 year projected trends for the Cambridge Bay region... click to learn more

Nunavut May 2016

Churchill Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

churchill Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment cover tags: Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was retained by Transport Canada (TC) to carry out an assessment of northern airports and their vulnerability to climate change.

The climate change vulnerability assessment was carried out for the Churchill Airport located in the continuous permafrost zone of northern Manitoba, Canada.

The assessment looked at a 30 year projected trends for the Churchill region, which are based on information from historic climate data and climate models.

Manitoba May 2016

Inuvik Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Inuvik Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Report cover tags: Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was retained by Transport Canada (TC) to carry out an assessment of northern airports and their vulnerability to climate change.

As part of this work a climate change vulnerability assessment was carried out for Inuvik’s Mike Zubko Airport located in the continuous permafrost zone of the Northwest Territories in Canada.

The assessment looked at a 30-year projected trends for the Inuvik region, which are based on historic climate data and climate projections using climate models.

Northwest Territories May 2016

Graham Creek Stormwater Infrastructure PIEVC Study

Graham Creek Stormwater Infrastructure PIEVC Study tags: Stormwater

Meetings with City of Ottawa staff from various departments were held on June 20 and 21, 2016 to present the PIEVC process and discuss potential candidate infrastructure for the study. The stormwater management infrastructure at Graham Creek was selected for the study by the City of Ottawa.

The Graham Creek Storm Infrastructure (GCSI) consists of a series of stormwater structures along the old alignment of Graham Creek starting at West Hunt Club Road and discharging into the Ottawa River north of Carling Avenue. The open channel sections of the creek meander through various... click to learn more

Ontario May 17, 2017

Climate Change Impacts on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure at Akwesasne

Cover - Climate Change Impacts on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure at Akwesasne tags: First Nations Infrastructure, Wastewater

Akwesasne is a First Nations community of approximately 12,300 people (2016) distributed over an area of 11,720 acres and governed by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA). The community comprises three districts: Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island, Ontario), Kana:takon (St. Regis, Quebec) and Tsi Snaihne (Snye, Quebec). The objectives of this PIEVC assessment were 1) to evaluate the vulnerability to climate changes of the water and wastewater infrastructure of the MCA, and provide recommendations on possible adaptation measures to mitigate risks identified; and 2) Use the application of the... click to learn more

Ontario June 21, 2017

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Report

report cover - nrgh-climate-change-vulnerability-assessment tags: Buildings

A climate change vulnerability assessment was conducted by the Vancouver Island Health Authority for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) using the PIEVC protocol. The work consisted of identifying the potentially vulnerable infrastructure systems, determining possible climate change induced effects on relevant climatic parameters, and developing a risk rating for each possible interaction. For each of the medium and high-risk interactions, recommendations for climate adaptation were provided. Systems that are due for short- to medium-term replacement were prioritized to avoid lost... click to learn more

British Columbia June 15, 2018

PIEVC Assessment of Three City Parks: City of Mississauga

cover of report PIEVC Assessment of Three City Parks: City of Mississauga tags: Recreational lands and nature-based infrastructure

Risk Sciences International led the parks assessment of the overall City of Mississauga Climate Change Action Plan. Using the PIEVC Protocol, a climate change and severe weather risk assessment was conducted on all human-made and natural infrastructure within each of three City-selected parks. The assessment process and documentation yield a characterization and overview of the potential risks for other City park assets.

This study represents the first explicit application of the PIEVC Protocol to a city’s park assets in Canada, which presents both new challenges and opportunities... click to learn more

Ontario July 4, 2018

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